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Why Hospitals Should Be Fully Staffed 24/7

There shouldn't be any difference in the quality of hospital care on nights and weekends.


It's sad to think, but if you, or someone you love is ever hospitalized, you'd better hope it's on a Monday morning, instead of a Friday night because the level of care you'll see is literally... night and day.

If I told you there was something on the left side of your car... You might ask "My left or yours?".


Every now and then we read about people who've had operations done on the wrong side of their body. If you do a simple web search for "surgeon operated on wrong side", you'll get countless results because the doctor's often don't make it clear which side they're referring to.

For example:

CNN-Patients, beware of wrong-side surgeries
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According to a 2006 study looking at the frequency of surgical errors in the United States, each year there could be as many as 2,700 mistakes where a surgery is performed on the wrong body part or the wrong patient. That's about seven per day.


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Continue...Why We Need More Non-Ambiguous Terms For Left and Right...

Hospital Bed Hand Sanitizers

Patients need clean hands too!


One of the first things you'll notice when you walk into any hospital or nursing home is that there are hand sanitizers everywhere. They're spread out every 20 feet or so in every hallway. They're next to elevators, bathrooms, vending machines, cafeterias and inside just about every patient's room.

With all those hand sanitizers, you would think that everyone in the building has clean hands. Not quite.

While it may be true that every staff member and visitor has clean hands, odds are just about every patient in the building has dirty hands.


I've spent a lot of time in hospitals and nursing homes and I've never seen one that pays attention to the cleanliness of patient's hands. That's pretty bad.

I've seen patients reach under b... [More]

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FaceTime and Skype for Hospitals

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The next best thing to being there.


Every day, millions of people use FaceTime and Skype to connect with friends and family from around the world. It doesn't matter if they're across town or thousands of miles away. When people see each other face to face, it has a way to make them feel like they're in the same room.

Video calls have he power to convey emotions and situations that simply can't be expressed by voice alone. Besides the obvious advantage of seeing the smile on somebody's face, there are a wealth of emotions that can only be read by looking someone in the eye, not to mention the subtle things like nodding your head or using your hands.

This made me think about how useful FaceTime and Skype would be in a hospital or nursing home. If you've ever spoken to a p... [More]

Continue...FaceTime and Skype for Hospitals...

TWO Hospital Call Buttons.

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Wolf... Wolf... WOOLF!


If you've ever spent time in the hospital, you know about "The Button". The idea is pretty simple. If you need anything, hit the red button and your nurse will come running to see what you need. Right? Not exactly. In reality, it could take quite a while before anyone comes, and that's pretty messed up.

You can't exactly blame the nurses. The problem is the system itself. With a dozen or more rooms to cover, there's a good chance that multiple alarms will go off at the same time, and most of the time it's not an emergency. So whenever an alarm goes off, they have no sense of urgency.

Since there's only one button, a nurse doesn't know if a patient is on the floor gasping for air, or if they simply want another pillow for their feet.


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SmartPhones as Hearing Aids?

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In the 70's, hearing aids looked a lot like iPods with earbuds.


Back then, it was difficult to cram all the electronics and the batteries into a unit small enough to fit into your ear, so there was a wire coming from the earbud leading to a little metal box about the size of an iPod that people kept in their pockets. Tim Conway wore one in the Mama's Place sketches on the Carol Burnet show.



There's no question that hearing aids today are completely different. They not only amplify sound, but they let you fine tune the sound to enhance the specific frequencies that the listener may have trouble hearing. This involves extensive testing and adjustments, which dramatically improve the sounds for the listener.

While I'm not suggesting a typical SmartPhon... [More]

Continue...SmartPhones as Hearing Aids?...
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One pill makes you larger... one pill makes you small...


Chances are, if you ask somebody who just swallowed a fist full of supplements what they took, they won't know for sure. There's a good chance they can remember some of the key ingredients, but the reality is, unless they cataloged each and every supplement, they could be doing more harm than good, and never know it.

The reason I say this is because many supplements have more than one ingredient. which means there will be a lot of overlapping ingredients. Worse yet, some of the ingredients may cancel each other out... or even be harmful when taken together.

For example, if one of their supplements is a multi-vitamin, you can almost guarantee many of those ingredients are also contained in at least a few of the other... [More]

Continue...A Supplement Manager App - Avoid Overlapping and Conflicting Ingredients...

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